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There are many unknowns as we kick off our 2020/2021 concert season, however one thing is certain: the music must go on. Join us as we come together from across the country to share a special “fireside” concert, streamed live from our YouTube channel to your living room on Thursday, November 12th at 8pm ET.
Your support of this fundraising event enables us to develop and present our music, increase our educational initiatives, and expand our global community.
** Breaking news! Thanks to a generous supporter, every donation up to $4,000 will be matched! Your gift of any size is magnified! **
Your gift will do 3 things instantly:
Keep the Music Going
From backyards to barns, clubs to concert halls, and now Zooms and livestreams, The Westerlies continue to compose, record, collaborate, and commission new work to expand the worlds of chamber music and jazz.
Create New Stages and New Spaces
The Covid-19 pandemic has been devastating to the music community. Now more than ever, the Westerlies are committed to providing a platform for their fellow artists and keeping musicians employed. Through presenting Westerlies Fest, curating concert residencies, and initiatives like #BrassrootsActivism, The Westerlies have provided a platform to twenty-nine artists over the past year, feeding the ecosystem that keeps the arts alive.
Inspire the Next Generation
Education remains a core activity of The Westerlies’ work. Last season, The Westerlies reached over 1,100 students during Westerlies Fest, sharing the lessons of improvisation, listening, and composition to empower students young and old.
It is thanks to your support that we are able to do what we do, and bring our music into this world. Thank you for investing in our music and our mission.
Since incorporation as a 501(c)(3) in 2017, The Westerlies Music, Inc. has continued to grow its organizational structure to become a trailblazing force in the world of chamber music. The Westerlies create a bold and personal chamber music experience imbued with the spirit of improvisation, using their four horns to amplify unheard voices, paint new sonic landscapes, and cultivate a global community. The Westerlies are committed to dismantling racism, sexism, and economic inequality in their field, and aim to reflect their values of diversity and inclusion in the music they make and the spaces they occupy.